IISS updates its papers database
The International Image Sensor Society has a new and updated papers repository thanks to a multi-month overhaul effort.853 IISW workshop papers in the period 2007-2023 are updated with DOI (Digital Object Identifier). Check out any of these papers in the IISS Online Library.
PIXEL2024 workshop
The Eleventh International Workshop on Semiconductor Pixel Detectors for Particles and Imaging (Pixel2024) will take place 18-22 November 2024 at the Collège Doctoral Européen, University of Strasbourg, France.The workshop will cover various topics related to pixel detector technology.
Conference List - September 2024
IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration - 4-6 Sep 2024 - Pilsen, Czechia - WebsiteIEEE Sensors in Spotlight 2024 - 5 Sep 2024 - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - Website Semi MEMS and Sensors Executive Conference - 7-9 Sep 2024 - Quebec, QC, Canada - WebsiteSensor China Expo &...
ID Quauntique webinar: single photon detectors for quantum tech
In this webinar replay, we first explore the role of single-photon detectors in advancing quantum technologies, with a focus on superconducting nanowire detectors (SNSPDs) and the benefits they offer for quantum computing and high-speed quantum communication.
Job Postings - Week of 2 June 2024
Vantage MedTech FPGA Engineer (Video) Moonachie, New Jersey, USA Link Brookhaven National laboratory Deputy Director – Instrumentation Division Upton, New York, USA Link onsemi Process Integration/Device Technology D...
XMC plans IPO
XMC CIS Technology Platform [https://www.xmcwh.com/en/site/nor_flash]XMC builds a full-loop & one-stop CIS (CMOS Image Sensor) technology platform. XMC has mass production capability of high-performance, low-power image sensor products.
Prophesee AMD collaboration on DVS FPGA devkit
Prophesee collaborates with AMD to deliver industry-first Event-based Vision solution running on leading, FPGA-based AMD Kria™ KV260 Vision AI Starter KitDevelopers can now take full advantage of Prophesee Event-based Metavision® sensor and AIperformance, power, and speed to create the next gener...
Job Postings - Week of 19 May 2024
Onsemi Product Engineer Nampa, Idaho, USA Link Qualcomm Camera Sensor System Engineer, Senior to Staff Taipei City, Taiwan Link Apple Hardware Sensing Systems Engineer San Diego, California, USA Link ...
Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN II Art review
The Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN II Art delivers the classic range and aperture beloved of wedding and event shooters, now in an upgraded Mark II version with better features and quality.
Fujifilm GFX 100S II review
The Fujifilm GFX 100S II is a medium format mirrorless camera with 102 Megapixels, built-in stabilisation and 4k video. It’s the successor to the GFX 100S from 2021 and improves the stabilisation, battery life, burst speed and subject detection, and is priced a little lower too.
NASA develops a 36 pixel sensor
From PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2024/04/30/nasa-develops-tiny-yet-mighty-36-pixel-sensor/NASA Develops Tiny Yet Mighty 36-Pixel Sensor While NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is helping astronomers craft 122-megapixel photos 1.
Job Postings - Week of 5 May 2024
UC Santa Cruz Systems Design and Characterization Engineer Santa Cruz, California, USA Link FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation Young Investigator Position in Quantum Technologies São Paulo, Brazil Link Apple Pi...
Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Nikon Z review
Tamron's 28-75mm f2.8 Di III G2 is an attractively priced zoom now also available for Nikon's mirrorless cameras. Can it deliver the goods even when tested at 180MP resolution? Find out in my in-depth review.
Airy3D - Teledyne e2v collaboration
Link: https://www.airy3d.
Two more Sony job openings - Belgium, this time
Sony Depthsensing Solutions      Brussels, BelgiumAnalog Design Manager     LinkIC Validation and Verification Engineer     Link
Job Postings - Week of 21 April 2024
Omnivision Principal Image Sensor Technology Engineer Santa Clara, California, USA Link NIST RAP opportunity - Metrology for Faint Photonics Boulder, Colorado, USA Link Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.
EgisTec to acquire Curious
Taiwan-based IC design house Egis Technology (EgisTec) has announced plans to acquire Curious, a Japan-based IP and fabless chipmaker, in a share swap transaction valued at NT$525 million (US$16.4 million).  Link: https://www.digitimes.
Job Postings - Week of 16 June 2024
Meta Sensor Architect, Reality Labs Sunnyvale, California, USA Link Jenoptik Imaging Engineer Camberley, England, UK Link Omnivision Automotive OEM Business Development Manager Farmington Hills, Mic...
Himax invests in Obsidian thermal imagers
From GlobeNewswire: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2024/05/29/2889639/8267/en/Himax-Announces-Strategic-Investment-in-Obsidian-Sensors-to-Revolutionize-Next-Gen-Thermal-Imagers.
Canon RF 35mm f1.4L VCM review so far
The Canon RF 35mm f1.4L VCM is a high-end wide-angle prime lens for EOS R cameras. Canon describes it as a hybrid lens, optimised for photo and video.
ISSW 2024 this week in Trento, Italy
The 2024 International SPAD Sensor Workshop is happening this week in Trento, Italy. Full program is available here: https://issw2024.fbk.
VisEra moves towards IPO
From Yahoo Finance news: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/finance/news/tsmc-sells-shares-optical-sensor-015509757.html?guccounter=1TSMC Sells Shares in Optical Sensor Unit Before Planned Spinoff (Bloomberg) -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. sold shares in VisEra Technologies Co.
Two New Jobs Submitted by Luxima
Luxima TechnologyArcadia, California, USA     Career page linkJunior position - Analog Design EngineerSenior position - Staff Analog Design Engineer 
Panasonic Lumix S9 review
The Panasonic Lumix S9 is a compact full-frame camera aimed at content creators, packing the 24 Megapixel photos, 6k video and IBIS from the S5 II, plus some neat new features.
A DIY copper oxide camera sensor
Can we make photosensitive pixels from Copper Oxide? Youtuber "Breaking Taps" answers:
Fujifilm XT50 review
The Fujifilm X-T50 is aimed at photographers who want the quality and style of the higher-end X-T5, but in a smaller, lighter and more affordable body.
Photonic-electronic integrated circuit-based coherent LiDAR engine
Lukashchuk et al. recently published a paper titled "Photonic-electronic integrated circuit-based coherent LiDAR engine" in the journal Nature Communications.Open access link: https://www.nature.
Talk on Digital Camera Myths and Misunderstandings - Part II
In a follow-up to the talk that was previously shared on this blog, here's Digital Camera Myths, Misstatements and Misunderstandings Part II, a presentation by Wayne Prentice to Rochester, NY chapter of IS&T (Society for imaging Science and Tech.) on 17 April. 2024.
Foveon sensor development "still in design stage"
Sony Cyber-shot R1 retro review
Launched in 2005, the Sony Cyber-shot R1 was a high-end prosumer camera packing a Carl Zeiss 5x zoom and a large 10MP APSC sensor with Live View.
Lecture on Noise in Event Cameras and "SciDVS" camera
 Talk title:   "Noise Limits of Event Cameras" presented at the Cambridge Huawei Frontiers in image Sensing 2024Speaker: Prof. Tobi Delbruck Abstract: "Cameras that mimic biological eyes have a 50 year history and the DVS event camera pixel is now nearly 20 years old.
TriEye and Vertilas 1.3μm VCSEL-Driven SWIR Sensing Solutions
TriEye and Vertilas Partner to Demonstrate 1.
Canon releases LI5030 sensor
 Canon’s 2.8 MP LI7060 CMOS sensor is equipped with an HDR drive function that achieves a wide 120 dB range at low noise levels.
Job Postings - Week of 14 April 2024
Samsara Lead Camera Systems Engineer San Francisco,, California, USA Link Fraunhofer HHI Telecommunications Scientist Photonic for single photon detectors Berlin, Germany Link Fraunhofer HHI Telecommunications Scientist...
Paper on event cameras for automotive vision in Nature
In a recent open access Nature article titled "Low-latency automotive vision with event cameras", Daniel Gehrig and Davide Scaramuzza write:The computer vision algorithms used currently in advanced driver assistance systems rely on image-based RGB cameras, leading to a critical bandwidth–latency t...
IEEE SENSORS 2024 Update from Dan McGrath
  IEEE SENSORS 2024 Image Sensor Update This is a follow-up to my earlier Image Sensor World post on how the program initiative related to image sensors participation in IEEE SENSORS 2024 is coming together.
ID Quauntique webinar: single photon detectors for quantum tech
In this webinar replay, we first explore the role of single-photon detectors in advancing quantum technologies, with a focus on superconducting nanowire detectors (SNSPDs) and the benefits they offer for quantum computing and high-speed quantum communication.
DB HiTek global shutter and SPAD
From PR Newswire: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/db-hitek-advances-global-shutter-and-spad-302157652.
Is 3D stacking for CIS unnecessary?
A recent video from GalaxyCore discusses their single wafer CIS arguing against the need for 3D stacking for higher resolution:GalaxyCore's innovative single-wafer, high-resolution CMOS image sensor solution solves the problem of incompatibility between logic circuits and pixel technology through FP...
"Black Silicon" photodiodes
Title: Excellent Responsivity and Low Dark Current Obtained with Metal-Assisted Chemical Etched Si PhotodiodeAuthor: Kexun Chen, Olli E. Setälä, Xiaolong Liu, Behrad Radfar, Toni P. Pasanen, Michael D.
PixArt far infrared sensors - 3 part video series
 This video is the first episode of the Far Infrared (FIR) sensor series, focusing on the basic concepts of FIR and highlighting the differences between traditional thermistor and FIR thermopile.
One man's (event camera) noise is another man's signal
In a preprint titled "Noise2Image: Noise-Enabled Static Scene Recovery for Event Cameras" Cao et al. propose a method to use the inherent pixel noise present in even camera sensors to recover scene intensity maps.
Fujifilm XF 16-50mm f2.8-4.8 review
The Fujifilm XF 16-50mm f2.8-4.8 is a compact, general-purpose zoom for X-series cameras.
SI Sensors introduces custom CIS design services
Custom CMOS image sensor design on a budget Specialised Imaging Ltd reports on the recent market launch of SI Sensors (Cambridge, UK) - a new division of the company focused on the development of advanced CMOS image sensors.
NIT announces new full HD SWIR sensor - NSC2101
New High-Resolution, SWIR Sensor with High PerformanceNIT (New Imaging Technologies) introduces its latest innovation in SWIR imaging technology: a high-resolution Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) InGaAs sensor designed for the most demanding challenges in the field.
Nexchip mass produces 55nm and 90nm BSI CIS
Google translation of a news article:Jinghe integrates 50-megapixel image sensors into mass production and plans to double its CIS production capacity within the yearAccording to Jinghe Integration news, after the mass production of 90nm CIS and 55nm stacked CIS, Jinghe Integration (688249) CIS has ...
Blackmagic releases new 12K and 17K cine cameras
From: https://www.newsshooter.
A review of event cameras for automotive applications
Event Cameras in Automotive Sensing: A ReviewShariff et al.IEEE AccessDOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2024.3386032Abstract:Event cameras (EC) represent a paradigm shift and are emerging as valuable tools in the automotive industry, particularly for in-cabin and out-of-cabin monitoring.
Camera identification from retroreflection signatures
In a recent article in Optics Express titled "Watching the watchers: camera identification and characterization using retro-reflections,", Seets et al.
Sony IMX900 videos
This video presents Sony's 1/3.1" global shutter image sensor IMX900 with approx. 3.2 effective megapixels that is compact, high-resolution, and has improved near-infrared sensitivity. Here are its three features.